Essential Journal is proud to be this year’s Official Media partner for Chester Racecourse’s 2018 Style Guide, in partnership with McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks. At The Essential Journal, we pride ourselves on forever operating at the forefront of men’s fashion, and with Chester Racecourse and McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks at our side, we can honestly say that we are there in the very best of company.

The oldest racecourse in England, Chester Racecourse is ready to write an exciting new chapter in its already compelling style narrative and The Essential Journal is delighted to be telling the story alongside them. This year’s Style Guide will be revealed ahead of Chester’s flagship meeting; the Boodles May Festival. Beginning on the 9th of May, this three day opener is set to up the equestrian ante and build on an already solid tradition of high-stakes, on-turf race action. Official Style Partner, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks, will be showcasing a range of looks sure to inspire some creativity and assist in planning the perfect race day ensemble.

As leading industry experts boasting the largest designer outlet in the UK, McArthurGlen is the one stop destination for all your shopping needs when it comes to finding the perfect look for an occasion such as the Chester Races. Releasing this month, their Official Style Guide will bring to life the dress-code guidelines across all areas and enclosures at Chester Racecourse whilst also providing some fashionable inspiration and some carefully selected ensembles from the extensive range of fashion brands available at Cheshire Oaks.

Ahead of its release, our team at The Essential Journal embarked on something of a style challenge over the weekend. In anticipation of the Boodles May Festival, each of our team members was given a different allowance and tasked with putting together the perfect race day outfit for each of the racecourse’s enclosures.

With world-famous brands like Karl Lagerfeld, Belstaff and The Kooples now added to an already illustrious roster of designer brands including Paul Smith, Reiss and Ted Baker, the challenge was a tough one indeed. Luckily, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks showcases the biggest designer brands and occasion wear at a minimum of 30% off the RRP (and up to 60% off during their sales), ensuring that there’s always something for everyone.

Find out how we got on in the April issue of The Essential Journal, and be sure to delve into Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet’s Official Style Guide to help you plan your outfit in time for your race day celebrations.